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'Zero Motivation' Wins Top Prize at 2014 Tribeca Film Festival

April 25, 2014 (3:52 am) GMT
The winners are determined by juries that include directors Catherine Hardwicke and Gary Ross as well as actors like Lake Bell, Whoopi Goldberg, Jeff Goldblum, and Anton Yelchin.

The winners for the 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival which runs from April 16-27 in NYC have been revealed. Israeli film "" won big, grabbing the coveted Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature. The winner was determined by a panel of juries that include actress , "" screenwriter Steve Conrad, and "" director Catherine Hardwicke.

"The winner of this year's Founder's Award follows young women who must find their place and establish their identity in a world normally dominated by men and machismo," the panel noted. "They do so with humor, strength and intellect. The filmmaker mirrors these same qualities. We believe a new, powerful, voice has emerged."

Best Actor went to for his performance in comedy "". The juries said, "This performance reminded us that even in the most ordinary settings, our lives can summon extraordinary humor, pain, awkwardness, and if we earn it .... dignity."

Best Actress was handed to Valeria Bruni Tedeschi in Italian-France production "Human Capital". The judges praised her, "In her elegant portrayal of a profoundly conflicted wife and mother, this actress crafts a complex performance of a woman wrestling between love, family and obligation. She layers both strength and fragility without self-consciousness, with a fearlessness to exercise both subtlety and restraint."

Co-founder was on hand to present some of the awards, including Best Narrative Feature. Along with co-founder Jane Rosenthal, he also announced Special Jury Mention in the category, which went to "The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq" directed by Guillaume Nicloux (France).

The other juries at the festival included "" helmer Gary Ross and such actors as , , , , and .

WORLD NARRATIVE COMPETITION:
Juries: , Steve Conrad, Bart Freundlich, Catherine Hardwicke, and Ben Younger.

WORLD DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION:
Juries: David Edelstein, Nick Fraser, Andrea Meditch, Jenni Wolfson, and Marina Zenovich. NEW NARRATIVE DIRECTOR COMPETITION:
Juries: , Nadine Labaki, Dorothy Lyman, Adepero Oduye, and Mickey Sumner. NEW DOCUMENTARY DIRECTOR COMPETITION:
Juries: Rebecca Cammisa, , , Doug Pray, and . SHORT FILM COMPETITION:
Juries: Alfonso Arau, , Christine Lahti, Sheila Nevins, and . DOCUMENTARY AND STUDENT VISIONARY COMPETITION:
Juries: Lindsay Burdge, , Regina Dugan, Simon Kilmurry, and . BOMBAY SAPPHIRE AWARD FOR TRANSMEDIA:
Juries: Paola Antonelli, Kira Pollack, and Caspar Sonnen. THE NORA EPHRON PRIZE:
Juries: Delia Ephron, Carol Kane, , Meera Menon, and Tanya Wexler. TRIBECA ONLINE FESTIVAL:
The winners were determined by voters on tribecafilm.com.

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